Claimant's Kit


As the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) resumes holding in-person hearings, important COVID-19 health and safety measures are being put in place to protect hearing room participants, employees and visitors.

Refugee Protection Division, Notice to Appear, Annex A
COVID-19: Before you arrive for your hearing – what you need to know

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Claimant's Guide

The Claimant's Guide is for people who are claiming refugee protection under Canada's new refugee determination system, which came into effect on December 15, 2012. It provides basic information about:

  • How decisions are made about refugee protection in Canada;
  • What the Refugee Protection Division (RPD) of the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada (IRB) does; and
  • What you need to do.

Important Instructions

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